New Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood Grantees Announced
On September 30, 2020, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) announced 113 grant awards to organizations in 30 states to provide activities as part of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) programs, including Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs and activities. The grants were awarded under three Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs), and are part of HHS community-based efforts to promote strong, healthy family formation and maintenance, responsible fatherhood and parenting, and economic stability:
- Family, Relationship, and Marriage Education Works (FRAMEWorks) – Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education promotion activities for adults
- Fatherhood Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (Fatherhood FIRE) – Responsible Fatherhood promotion activities for adult fathers
- Relationships, Education, Advancement, and Development for Youth for Life (READY4Life) – Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education promotion activities for youth, including parenting youth
The HMRF programs provide $150 million per year in discretionary grants, contracts, research and evaluation, and other activities to strengthen families, promote responsible parenting, and improve family economic stability.